AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Nov 27, 2012
    Kim from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am planning a trip in March with my parents, husband, and our two kids, ages 7 and 15 months. Any tips on tackling the parks with two kids with such an age gap? I imagine we will be splitting up a lot but I would like to keep this to a minimum.

    Hi Kim!

    Visiting Walt Disney World with children in different age groups (and heights) is tricky, but it can be done.  My kids are 4 and 1, so often times we have to split while one takes my son (4) on rides that my daughter (15 months also) is not tall enough for.  The great thing is that there is usually something to do nearby while we wait.  For instance, the exit to Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom has a little play area for little kids.  I let my daughter run and climb around in there while my husband and son go on Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  You can also take the little one across the river to Tom Sawyer Island and explore.  It's a great way to run energy out of kids!

    There is an activity station outside of Aerosmith's Rock "n' Roller Coaster in Hollywood Studios where kids can decorate their own paper record with stickers.  It won't take up too much time, but it's something to do.  
    I also like to use split time to take my daughter for a treat.  I like for her to feel special as well, so I find an ice cream cart nearby to sit with her and share.

    No matter where you are, there is always something nearby to occupy the little one even if it's just to walk around and sight see.

    Have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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